B&B Music stores sold to national chain

CAMDEN — Any prospective musician from the past three generations knew that B&B Music and Sound was the premier place to go in the Dover-area if they wanted to pick out an instrument to play, buy sheet music or take lessons. If there was a guitar to pick, a trumpet to toot or a drum […]

Downtown Milford Inc. votes in new officers

MILFORD – Peg Reilly is taking over as president of Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) in one of several leadership changes announced by the organization. Ms. Reilly, who was formerly the vice president, will be serving a one-year term and will replace former president Sara Pletcher, who has been involved with DMI in different capacities for […]

On the road to reality: Senator Bikeway breaks ground on trail

DOVER — The Senator Bikeway, a long-sought after multi-use trail for bicyclists that will eventually run from Dover High School at its west end and will cross over U.S. 13 to White Oak Road on the east side of the city, has broken ground. Phase One of the multi-use trail will focus mainly on the […]

Code Purple Kent director stepping down

DOVER — The estimated population of around 350 homeless people in the Dover area will be losing a strong advocate when Becky Martin steps down as executive director of Code Purple Kent County in a couple of weeks. However, Mrs. Martin is confident the organization that she founded, along with Kent County Levy Court Commissioner […]

Delaware’s high school graduation rates rise

DOVER — Public high schools in Delaware are making the grade when it comes to increasing graduation rates and lowering the number of students who drop out. The annual Delaware Department of Education (DDE) reports show that the state’s public high school graduation rate hit a record high in 2018 with an overall graduation rate […]

Code Purple’s volunteers collect lots of Firefly leftovers to aid homeless

DOVER — Thousands upon thousands of Firefly Music Festival attendees were leaving the Woodlands camping grounds adjacent to Dover International Speedway in a cloud of dust on Monday morning, but they left plenty of the weekend’s remnants behind as they set off for their homes. That was when more than 200 volunteers for Code Purple […]

Parked … Downtown plans for a garage hit wall

DOVER — Donna Mitchell, manager of the city of Dover, said plans have officially been put in park when it comes to pursuing a parking garage to serve the city’s visitors and downtown area businesses. Mrs. Mitchell said the city received the Request for Proposals (RFP) from a couple of interested developers to build a […]

Flying high: ‘Backyard birds’ mural for downtown Dover nears completion

DOVER — The birds are getting closer to flying to their eventual home in downtown Dover. Joshua Nobiling, assistant professor of art at Wesley College, has been working with a team of artists, students and more than 50 community volunteers to complete the “Dover’s Backyard Birds” mural. “This continues to be an exciting project,” Mr. […]

Mega Adoption Event seeks happy endings for pets and owners

DOVER — Sometimes, according to Brandywine Valley SPCA officials, things can just happen to animals that are out of animal shelters and rescue’s control. Linda Torelli, marketing director for the Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSCPA), said that’s exactly what happened at a Mega Adoption Event at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington last December when six […]

Auditing the auditors: McGuiness gets recommendations to improve office

DOVER — Kathy McGuiness, in her first year as Delaware’s state auditor, said she expected to face many challenges after she won the position in last November’s elections that was previously held by Tom Wagner for almost 30 years. She said that the longevity of the prior administration was her primary reasoning behind having independent […]